Woman charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of coins

Manuela Herrera sold the stolen gold and silver coins and pocketed the cash, investigators said.

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017 2:21 PM

A Marshall County woman is in jail for stealing more than $60,000 in gold and silver coins from a man's home.

Manuela Herrera, 37, was arrested Monday evening after Marshall County Sheriff's Office deputies said they found her at an Albertville mall with some of the stolen coins.

The coins, which were reported stolen from a home in Horton Dec. 3, turned up after a Gadsden man who bought them learned of the theft from friends. Authorities said he brought the coins he bought from Herrera to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, where investigators looked at serial numbers and said they matched the ones that were stolen.

Investigators said they have recovered almost $54,000 in coins but are still looking for 16 more pieces.

Herrera was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree theft and first-degree receiving stolen property. Her bond had not been set Tuesday afternoon.

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